The Lakelander’s summer list

photography by Tina Sargeant • set styling by Christy Sallee

Books have long been a window to places unknown, worlds unseen, and dreams yet to be realized. They offer an escape from reality and a respite from the hot summer days. Turning the pages of a good story allows the mind to wander and makes room for new ideas.
It’s fun to notice how a story can become more colorful when you read it in an unlikely place. Instead of on your couch, try sitting under a tree, book clutched in hand. Laying in the grass, white fluffy clouds above, watch the scenes vividly unfold in your mind’s eye. In a fort made of blankets, a cozy reading nook, or a good old-fashioned tee-pee, the characters will easily become your friends. Childhood is full of nooks and crannies perfect for reading an old favorite or a new discovery. This summer, open a book, find a fun spot, and get lost in a story.
Here, The Lakelander’s editors share their childhood favorites. Make this your summer reading list, and enjoy a new adventure!
Elementary: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Middle: Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
High: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
TINA SARGEANT Editor – Director of Photography
Elementary: The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
Middle: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
High: The Chosen by Chaim Potok
ABBY JARVIS Culture Editor
Elementary: The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket
Middle: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
High: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
ALICE KOEHLER Editor – Director of Content
Elementary: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Middle: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
High: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
TARA CAMPBELL Philanthropy Editor
Elementary: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Middle: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
High: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
BRANDON PATTERSON Associate Publisher
Elementary: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Middle: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
High: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
KRISTIN CROSBY Administrative Assistant
Elementary: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Middle: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
High: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Elementary: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Middle: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
High: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
CHRISTIAN LEE Shelter Editor
Elementary: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Middle: Say Goodnight, Gracie! by George Burns
High: As You Like It by William Shakespeare
JENN SMURR Taste Editor
Elementary: I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss
Middle: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
High: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
We would like to thank the following kids for being in this special edition of The Lakelander!
Alex and Andrew Cruz
Maggie, Charlotte, and Rorie Plating
Emma Sallee